New International Version
It continued to the northern slope of Beth Arabah and on down into the Arabah.
King James Bible
And passed along toward the side over against Arabah northward, and went down unto Arabah:
Darby Bible Translation
and passed along towards the side opposite to Arabah northwards, and went down to Arabah;
World English Bible
It passed along to the side over against the Arabah northward, and went down to the Arabah.
Young's Literal Translation
and passed over unto the side over-against Arabah northward, and gone down to Arabah;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
En-shemesh - The fountain of the sun; a proof of the idolatrous nature of the ancient inhabitants of this land.
Geliloth - As the word signifies borders or limits, it is probably not the proper name of a place: And went forth towards the Borders which are over against the ascent to Adummim.
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Arabah. or, the plain
LibraryThe Northern Coast of Judea. Beth-Horon.
This coast is marked out Joshua 18:12; where, at verse 14, are very many versions to be corrected, which render the sea; such are, the Syriac, the Seventy, the Vulgar, the Italian, ours, &c.: whence ariseth a sense of insuperable difficulty to a chorographical eye: when it should, indeed, be rendered of the west, as the Chaldee, Arabic, R. Solomon, &c. rightly do. We read of a double Beth-horon in the Old Testament, but one only under the second Temple... At that place that great Canaanitish army …
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica
Retiring Before the Sanhedrin's Decree.
It then curved north, went to En Shemesh, continued to Geliloth, which faces the Pass of Adummim, and ran down to the Stone of Bohan son of Reuben.
It then went to the northern slope of Beth Hoglah and came out at the northern bay of the Dead Sea, at the mouth of the Jordan in the south. This was the southern boundary.
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